|Peru - Amazon Basin 2013|
NuevaLife current project seeks to help a community in need located in the Amazon basin of Peru (San Jose de Sarapanga), with 176 people in 36 homes. This community's main problem is the lack of drinking water, a critical element for human survival. For years, families in this community have been drinking water that they can find in a nearby river. This river has been contaminated by waste from oil and lumber companies and the lack of sewage systems.
The lack of safe water is affecting this community and communities around them, suffering from diseases such as: Anaemia, Cholera, Dengue and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever, Hepatitis, Malaria, Malnutrition, among others.
Our initiative is to bring potable water to this community by putting in place a safe water system provided by a local company in Iquitos, Peru. This system will help to eliminate or reduce the risk, making possible a healthier community. This is a sustainable system that counts with a well, a solar energy pump, a tank, and a water delivery system that will be connected to two main water sources located in the community surroundings.
NuevaLife is also taking a 40" container with clothes, toys, school and medical supplies. The project will count with the participation of US and local physicians that will volunteer their time and expertise giving basic medical attention and training on essential matters of public health.
We want to give this community the opportunity to improve their quality of life. There are so many ways you can get involved:
- Attend our fundraiser events and bring your friends
- Donate through our website
- Tell others about our mission
Thank you for supporting our cause!
NuevaLife is a nonprofit organization created to improve the quality of life of the poorest and neediest Families in Latin America through international community development. NuevaLife’s vision is to help families in extreme poverty to address their basic needs, such as food, shelter, education and health. This effort builds the foundation for the community as whole to become sustainable.